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August and Everything After
     

August and Everything After

by Counting Crows
 

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When the prevailing guitar jingle of "Mr. Jones" cascaded over radio in the early '90s, it was a sure sign that the Counting Crows were a musical force to be reckoned with. Their debut album, August and Everything After, burst at the seams with both dominant pop harmonies and rich,

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When the prevailing guitar jingle of "Mr. Jones" cascaded over radio in the early '90s, it was a sure sign that the Counting Crows were a musical force to be reckoned with. Their debut album, August and Everything After, burst at the seams with both dominant pop harmonies and rich, hearty ballads, all thanks to lead singer Adam Duritz. The lone guitar work of "Mr. Jones" coupled with the sweet, in-front pull of Duritz's voice kicked off the album in full force. The starkly beautiful and lonely sounding "Round Here" captured the band's honest yet subtle talent for singing ballads, while "Omaha" is lyrically reminiscent of a Springsteen tune. The fusion of hauntingly smooth vocals with such instruments as the Hammond B-3 organ and the accordion pumped new life into the music scene, and their brisk sound catapulted them into stardom. On "Rain King," the piano takes over as its aloof flair dances behind Duritz with elegant crispness. The slower-paced "Raining in Baltimore" paints a perfectly gray picture and illustrates the band's ease at conveying mood by eliminating the tempo. Most of the songs here engage in overly contagious hooks that won't go away, making for a solid bunch of tunes. Containing the perfect portions of instrumental and vocal conglomeration, the Counting Crows showed off their appealing sound to its full extent with their very first album.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/1993
Label:
Geffen Records
UPC:
0720642452820
catalogNumber:
24528
Rank:
21786

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Performance Credits

Counting Crows   Primary Artist
Maria McKee   Background Vocals
David Bryson   Guitar,Vocals
T Bone Burnett   Guitar
Bill Dillon   Guitar,Guitorgan
Denny Fongheiser   Percussion,Drums
Charlie Gillingham   Piano,Accordion,Hammond Organ,Vocals,chamberlain
David Immerglück   Guitar,Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar,Vocals,Mandocello
Gary Louris   Background Vocals
Mark Olson   Background Vocals
Adam Duritz   Harmonica,Piano,Vocals
Matt Malley   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Steve Bowman   Drums,Vocals

Technical Credits

Don Dixon   Composer
Robert Hart   Engineer
David Bryson   Composer
T Bone Burnett   Producer,Contributor
Clark Germain   Engineer
Gary Gersh   Executive Producer
Charlie Gillingham   Composer
Steve Holroyd   Engineer
Patrick McCarthy   Engineer
Howard Willing   Engineer
Adam Duritz   Composer
Toby Hawkins   Composer
Marty Jones   Composer
Larry Vigon   Art Direction
Chris Roldan   Composer
Steve Bowman   Composer
Dan Jewett   Composer
Pat McCarthy   Engineer
Dave Janusko   Composer
Lydia Holly   Composer

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